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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 01:20 AM

Update - Cruz Responds to The New Yorker -- CRUZ DOUBLES DOWN: COMMIE SLUR 'ABSOLUTELY CORRECT'


Ted Cruz Responds: Harvard Law Was Full of Communists

Senator Ted Cruz has responded to The New Yorker’s report that he accused Harvard Law School of having had “twelve” Communists who “believed in the overthrow of the U.S. Government” on its faculty when he attended in the early nineties. Cruz doesn’t deny that he said this; instead, through his spokesman, he says he was right: Harvard Law was full of Communists.

His spokeswoman Catherine Frazier told The Blaze website that the “substantive point” in Cruz’s charge, made in a speech in 2010, was “was absolutely correct.”

She went on to explain that “the Harvard Law School faculty included numerous self-described proponents of ‘critical legal studies’—a school of thought explicitly derived from Marxism—and they far outnumbered Republicans.” As my story noted, the Critical Legal Studies group consisted of left-leaning professors like Duncan Kennedy, who is a social democrat, not a Communist, and has never “believed in the overthrow of the U.S. Government.”

Among those who have taken issue with Cruz’s castigation of the Harvard Law School faculty are his former law professor, Charles Fried, who is a well-known Republican and former Solicitor General to Ronald Reagan. In his 2010 speech, Cruz had said there was only “one” Republican on the faculty, but his former professor, Fried, told The New Yorker there were at least four, including himself. A spokesman for Harvard Law School, Robb London, also described the school as “puzzled” by Cruz’s allegations.

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Full article here: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2013/02/ted-cruz-responds-harvard-law-was-full-of-communists.html





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Reply Update - Cruz Responds to The New Yorker -- CRUZ DOUBLES DOWN: COMMIE SLUR 'ABSOLUTELY CORRECT' (Original post)
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ZRT2209 Feb 2013 #1
steve2470 Feb 2013 #2
Jeff Murdoch Feb 2013 #3
Doctor_J Feb 2013 #4

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 01:33 AM

1. isn't that against the ethics code for attorneys

to disparage the legal profession and other attorneys?

@statebaroftexas

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Response to ZRT2209 (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 09:08 AM

2. it probably is in Texas, but there's an out for him

He could claim, disingenuously, that he's only making a "statement of fact" and not casting aspersions. I have no doubt he would use this defense if he was called on it by the Texas state bar.

eta:
A lawyer should
demonstrate respect for the legal system and for those who serve it, including judges, other
lawyers and public officials.


http://www.texasbar.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Grievance_Info_and_Ethics_Helpline&Template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentFileID=96

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:45 AM

3. McCarthyism redux

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:51 AM

4. Yeah, the "Texas will be Blue soon" meme

is pretty dumb.

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